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By Bonnie Nadzam

Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par Cécile Chartres

Dans l. a. banlieue de Chicago, là où les impasses résidentielles s’achèvent sur le mur qui protège l’autoroute, Tommie, onze ans, des dizaines de taches de rousseur et une mère qui ne l. a. surveille pas, rencontre Lamb, los angeles cinquantaine et qui traverse une mauvaise passe. On ne saurait parler d’amitié entre deux êtres séparés par une telle différence d’âge. D’emblée Lamb endosse le rôle d’une sorte de jeune grand-père, ou de vieil oncle, un peu pontifiant, un peu donneur de leçons. Mais, des leçons, l. a. fillette n’en a sans doute pas reçu assez, et elle écoute Lamb avec plaisir lorsqu’ils se donnent rendez-vous après l’école pour manger un hot-dog.

C’est lui qui suggère qu’ils quittent l. a. ville tous les deux. Il a un chalet dans los angeles montagne, loin, au-delà des grandes plaines du Midwest, où ils pourront vivre au grand air. Elle le soupçonne parfois d’affabuler, pourtant un beau jour ils partent bel et bien. Elle n’a rien dit à ses mom and dad mais ce n’est pas grave. Ce sera leur mystery à tous les deux.

Ils ne devaient passer que quelques jours ensemble, ils resteront au chalet plusieurs semaines. Parfois Tommie doit se cacher dans l’atelier, afin que les rares visiteurs qui troublent leur retraite n’aillent surtout pas se faire des idées. Et, seule, dans le froid, elle tente de se persuader que Lamb, en toutes circonstances, n’agit que pour son bien.

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By Sinclair Lewis

A private hindrance jars a middle-aged actual property agent from his complacency during this satire of middle-class American existence. Sinclair Lewis' nice novel bargains a scathing portrait of the results of clinging to standard values.

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By Charles Bernstein

Darkish urban, Charles Bernstein's 20th ebook, is an every now and then comedian, every now and then bleak, expedition into way of life within the past due twentieth century. In darkish urban, Bernstein strikes via a startling variety of languages and kinds, from desktop lingo to the cant of television speak exhibits, from high-poetic diction to direct mail, from intimate handle to philosophical imperatives, from would-be proverbs to nursery rhymes and songs.

Bernstein's urban is flickering and evanescent, relocating from Madras to manhattan to l. a., from "Virtual Reality" to "The View from Nowhere." but his college of diversive/divisive voices additionally represents, because the Village Voice has famous, "A tireless try and regain our awareness and convey us from inertia into discourse again":

Love is like love, a baby
like a toddler, which means like
memory, gentle like light.
A journey's a detour
and a pocket a charm
in which deceits are borne.
A cloud is a cloud and
a tale like a story,
song is a song,
fury like fury.

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Download A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreau (Historical Guides by William E. Cain PDF

By William E. Cain

As an essayist, thinker, ex-pencil producer, infamous hermit, tax protester, and all-around unique philosopher, Thoreau led so singular a lifestyles that he's in many ways an ideal candidate for the ancient and biographical remedies made attainable via the old courses to American Authors sequence layout. William E. Cain, the amount editor, comprises contributions on his dating with nineteenth century authority and ideas of the land, which may help the volume's achieve past those that learn Thoreau for illumination to these common readers who love him for embodying the spirit of yankee uprising.

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By Edmund White

Our younger Man follows the lifetime of a beautiful Frenchman, man, as he is going from the commercial urban of Clermont-Ferrand to the head of the modeling occupation in big apple City's type global, changing into the darling of fireside Island's homosexual neighborhood.

Like Wilde's Dorian gray, man by no means turns out to age; at thirty-five he's nonetheless modeling, nonetheless having fun with lavish presents from older males who think he's twenty-three—though their attentions consistently come at a cost.

Ambivalently, man allows them to think, pushed particularly by means of the reminiscence of growing to be up bad, until eventually he unearths he wishes the mislead safe not just wealth, yet love itself.

Surveying the entire spectrum of homosexual amorous lifestyles in the course of the disco period and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who labored at Vogue for ten years) explores the facility of actual beauty—to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive—with glowing wit and pathos.

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By John Hawkes

"Need I insist that the one enemy of the mature marriage is monogamy? That whatever below sexual multiplicity . . . is naive? That our sexual selves are in basic terms idylers in an unlimited wood?" therefore the primary topic of John Hawkes's largely acclaimed novel The Blood Oranges is boldly asserted through its narrator, Cyril, the archetypal multisexualist. Likening himself to a white bull on Love's tapestry, he pursues his romantic imaginative and prescient in a primitive Mediterranean panorama. There couples—Cyril and Fiona, Hugh and Catherine—mingle their loves in an "lllyria" that brings to brain the both undying nation-state of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Yet no synopsis or comparability can exhibit the novel's lyric comedy or, certainly, its sinister power—sinister due to the strength of mind Cyril exerts over his spouse, his mistress, his wife's reluctant lover; lyric, on the grounds that he's additionally a “sex-singer" within the land the place song is the nutrition of affection.

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By Herman Melville

An getting older legal professional hires a brand new copyist to aid together with his firm’s workload, and first and foremost he reveals himself proud of his new worker. Bartleby is quiet, effective and he doesn’t show any of the loud eccentricities of the firm’s different copyists, Nippers and Turkey. yet at some point, while the legal professional asks Bartleby if he'll aid him examine copies, Bartleby easily replies, “I would favor now not to.” As time is going by way of and Bartleby’s unusual refusals multiply, the attorney turns into more and more dumbfounded and Bartleby’s apathy escalates into the ridiculous.

“Bartleby, the Scrivener” is an a laugh story through Herman Melville, writer of Moby-Dick, which has been studied and interpreted in numerous methods through the years. a few students declare that the nature of Bartleby is a reaction to American transcendentalism, whereas others recommend that he displays Melville’s disillusionment together with his writing profession. regardless of the case, “Bartleby, the Scrivener” has develop into probably the most well-known early American brief tales, paving the best way for different absurdist literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.

HarperCollins brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in booklet creation and celebrating studying in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperCollins short-stories assortment to construct your electronic library.

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By Zoe Lehmann Imfeld

This publication argues that theology is important to an knowing of the literary ghost tale. Victorian ghost tales have usually been learn within the context of agnosticism – as tales which show a society suffering from Christian orthodoxy in a brand new ‘Enlightened’ international. This ebook, besides the fact that, makes use of theological rules from St Augustine via to fashionable theologians to spot a theological trip taken via the protagonists of such tales, and charts every one level of this trip during the brief tales it examines. It additionally proposes a idea of reader participation which creates an imaginary house during which glossy epistemology is suspended. The e-book reports the paintings of 4 significant authors of the supernatural story: Arthur Machen, M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu and Henry James.

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Download Ellen Foster: A Novel by Kaye Gibbons PDF

By Kaye Gibbons

Winner of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation's quotation for Fiction.

An eleven-year-old heroine tells her unforgettable tale with honesty, perceptivity, humor, and unselfconscious heroism.

“The honesty of idea and eye and feeling and word!”--Eudora Welty;

“A beautiful, breathtaking, occasionally heart-wrenching first novel.”--Walker Percy.

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Download Closing Time: The Sequel to Catch-22 by Joseph Heller PDF

By Joseph Heller

A darkly comedian and impressive sequel to the yankee vintage Catch-22.

In Closing Time, Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the tip in their lives and the century, as is the complete iteration that fought in global warfare II: Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder, the chaplain, and such beginners as little Sammy Singer and massive Lew, all associated, in an uneasy peace and outdated age, struggling with no longer the Germans this time, however the finish. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of the United States within the part century because WWII: the absurdity of our politics, the decline of our society and our nice towns, the greed and hypocrisy of our company and tradition -- with a similar ferocious humor as Catch-22.

Closing Time is outrageously humorous and absolutely critical, and as tremendous and winning as Catch-22 itself, a fun-house reflect that captures, immediately grotesquely and adequately, the reality approximately ourselves.

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